End Point Assessments

End Point Assessments (EPAs) for Train Driver Level 3 Apprentices (ST0645)


Train Driver Training

Rules, Practical Handling, Traction, Route and Hours Accumulation

Driver Training

Hire Instructors and Assessors

Train Driver, Guard, Shunting Trainers and Assessors available

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Welcome to

The Rail Academy

The Rail Academy was originally established in 2020 as part of SLC Operations Ltd.  Since July 2022 – when SLC Operations was purchased by Rail Adventure GmbH –  it has operated as a separate company working closely for and with Sable Leigh Consultancy (SLC) and Rail Adventure UK Ltd.

The Rail Academy offers a unique, new training and assessment service to the UK Rail Industry.  Through our exclusive industry relationships, we can provide experienced, qualified instructors and assessors across a range of safety critical operations roles that include Train Drivers, Guards, Depot Drivers and Shunters.  And unlike other providers, we have resources available now.

Whether you need an additional instructor to support your in house team delivering your own in house programs, want us to deliver core elements for you, do an Apprenticeship EPA or need a bespoke training and assessment package designed and delivered; we can help.

And to ensure the highest professional standards, all of the instructors we use work in their respective operational roles now and have their own competence tightly monitored and managed.  They all have assessment qualifications and each of them has been quality assessed by us.  CMS files are available for inspection and checking by clients if required.

So whatever you need, we are here to help.  Call or email us and lets start a conversation.



Us in a Nutshell

The Rail Academy aims to become a leading provider of training and assessment for Train Drivers, On Board staff and other safety critical operating roles in the UK.

We offer train operators in all sectors a unique new choice in how they carry out their training and assessment activities. With The Rail Academy, clients can hire our qualified personnel to support their own programs, or commission us to create and deliver training or assessment for them. Either way, we promise an outstanding service delivered by a team who are proud of what we do and looking after customers.

The Rail Academy can help with most areas of driver, guard and shunting training and can deliver it however and wherever it is needed.

Our company is also investing in new, innovative ways of enhancing todays training approaches, exploring digital technologies.

We believe all rail operating staff should have access to the very best training materials available, no matter where they work or who they work for. It is our goal to be part of delivering that.

Qualified & Approved

  • Approved to deliver End Point Assessments for Train Driver Apprentices (Level 3)
  • Experienced team of Drivers, Instructors and Guards drawn from UK Passenger, Freight, Engineering and Maintenance Rail Sectors
  • Purpose built training facility at Kings Norton Depot, Birmingham
  • Web based Learning Management System (LMS) to support distance learning
Cath Bellamy Managing Director
Paul Verghese Operations Director
Ian Walters Director
Delphine Darien Training and Assessment Administrator

The Rail Academy customers include:

Contact us today for more Information or to enquire about our services.

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